Red dress made from a liberated flag

I came across a story yesterday that I'm still thinking about today. 

91 year old Beatrice Jackman was a Danish spy during World War II.  Her fiance stole a Nazi flag from the balcony of the Reichstag building in Berlin.  Also in a stolen Mercedes  he delivered the flag to Beatrice as a gesture of his love (or as a gesture of the resistance). 

She removed the swastika and then took the red cotton (a rarity at the time) to a dressmaker.  When the war ended, she wore the dress to celebrate. 

 Not only is it a gorgeous dress, but it has so much history; representing so many things! 

The dress recently was auctioned for more than 2100 pounds. 

Read the story HERE


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